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Agency and Causation in the Human Sciences

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In everyday life, we explain and predict human actions through beliefs and intentions. We also assume the existence of persons who... Weiterlesen
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In everyday life, we explain and predict human actions through beliefs and intentions. We also assume the existence of persons who act on the basis of reasons. Naturalist philosophers do not accept this concept of 'agent causality': what common sense and sociological explanations called reasons should be interpreted as normal causes of actions. As a matter of fact social sciences increasingly use the causal model of the natural sciences in order to explain human actions. In this volume leading specialists in action theory discuss the question: Is the causal model of the natural sciences sufficient to explain human actions or can we expect an explanatory advantage from the classical concept of agent causality? Contributors: R. Boudon, F. Castellani, A. Corradini, M. De Caro, S. Galvan, G. Keil, E. J. Lowe, U. Meixner, A. Mele, T. O'Connor, J. Quitterer, E. Runggaldier, A. Varzi, H. Weidemann

Autorentext
Francesca Castellani, born 1949, 'Laurea' in philosophy - Università di Bologna, actually Associate professor in Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Sociology, Trento University. Research interests: Action Theory, intensional aspects of practical inference (intensional and contextual semantics for belief expressions), explanation of intentional action Josef Quitterer, born 1962, PhD Philosophy at the Gregorian University, Rome; Visiting Professor in Frankfurt, Rome and New Orleans; actually Head of the Department of Philosophy (Theol. Faculty, University of Innsbruck). Research interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind

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Titel: Agency and Causation in the Human Sciences
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EAN: 9783897855731
ISBN: 978-3-89785-573-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Mentis Verlag GmbH
Genre: Sonstiges
Anzahl Seiten: 212
Gewicht: 333g
Größe: H235mm x B156mm x T17mm
Veröffentlichung: 01.04.2007
Jahr: 2007

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